[Tagging] Use of highway=track vs highway=service cemeteries, parks, allotment gardens, golf courses, and recreation areas

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Fri Mar 5 17:42:01 UTC 2021

On 2021-03-05 1:50 a.m., Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > Could consideration be made to move to a two tier system of
> > surface=paved, unpaved and then surface:paved=* and
> > surface:unpaved=* ? Coupling this with smoothness would
> > make the data easier to digest
> No it wouldn't!
> This is over-complicating things and really, really unnecessary.
> If surface=gravel then it's unpaved, because... it's gravel. If 
> surface=ground it's unpaved, because... it's ground. And so on. You 
> really do not need two keys to express this.
> It does not make it easier to digest. It makes it harder. Trust me. I 
> probably do more complex surface parsing for cycle.travel than any 
> other data consumer and this would be no help whatsoever, it would 
> just be yet more code I have to write.

I agree with this. The proposal would not make data easier to digest.

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